Local residents will have the chance to question the candidates standing for the Edgbaston seat in the General Election at a hustings hosted by the University of Birmingham on Tuesday, 30 May.

Following 20 years as the constituency’s MP, Gisela Stuart (Labour) is stepping down from Parliament meaning Edgbaston will have a new Member of Parliament after this year’s election.

This event provides an opportunity for Edgbaston residents to hear from local candidates from across the political parties on local and national issues in the run up to the Election.

The hustings takes place in the Bramall Music Building, Elgar Concert Hall, at the University of Birmingham from 18:00 to 19:30 and will feature the following Prospective Parliamentary Candidates:

  • Colin Green (Liberal Democrat)
  • Alice Kiff (Green)
  • Dick Rodgers (Common Good, Europe Needs Us)
  • Caroline Squire (Conservative)
  • Representing Preet Gill (Labour) -  The Rt Hon. the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE.

Representing Preet Gill (Labour) -  The Rt Hon. the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE.

Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Regional Economic Engagement at the University of Birmingham will host the hustings. Marc Reeves, Editor of the Birmingham Mail and Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror Midlands, will moderate the event.

This event is open to all – anyone interested in attending should book a place at


Journalists are welcome to attend the event - for more information and to register media attendance, please contact Tony Moran, Acting Head of Communications, University of Birmingham on +44 (0) 121 414 8254 or  +44 (0)782 783 2312. For out of hours media enquiries, please call: +44 (0) 7789 921 165.

Notes to Editors

  • The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, its work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries.